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Feedback on Cannabis Framework

7 months ago

Council endorsed the proposed cannabis framework at their meeting on Nov. 20 and directed staff to introduce policies and bylaws in line with the framework at the Dec. 4 meeting of Council. A public hearing to review the policies and bylaws is planned for the Dec. 18 Council meeting. If you have any additional comments or questions about the direction the City is taking, please provide them here.

Consultation has concluded

  • dilaur 7 months ago
    wishing cannabis was not going to be allowed in Penticton...am indulging in the smoke everywhere I walk or ride my bike even though I do not want to...
  • Kit 7 months ago
    I'm especially disappointed that the City hasn't considered the needs of those who are dependent on CBD oil for medical reasons. It is helping millions of people worldwide now, and has potential to save untold costs for health care. It is unconscionable to not make this natural remedy freely and widely available to ailing people, instead of forcing them to destroy their health with pharmaceuticals such as Advil, Tylenol, chemotherapy, etc.
  • bananapeel 7 months ago
    approval of this drug will create more problems that it might solve
    • Kit 7 months ago
      Why would there be a need for added law enforcers and medical staff? We allow drug pushers to peddle lethal and harmful drugs in our city, yet do not increase staff to deal with that, which is the real menace. The recreational marijuana users are all around you, that won't change. I am not one, but the logic here escapes me! If anything, the legal use of cannabis will help to reduce the flow of money to the lethal drug cartels. It is wrong to discourage people who want to set up legal shops. You're only helping the illegal killers.
  • Marg 7 months ago
    This may create a need for more Policing.
    • Kit 7 months ago
      Why would there be a need for added law enforcers and medical staff? We allow drug pushers to peddle lethal and harmful drugs in our city, yet do not increase staff to deal with that, which is the real menace. The recreational marijuana users are all around you, that won't change. I am not one, but the logic here escapes me! If anything, the legal use of cannabis will help to reduce the flow of money to the lethal drug cartels. It is wrong to discourage people who want to set up legal shops. It only helps the illegal killers.Reply Agree Disagree Share
  • topcat 7 months ago
    I liked the proposals , however the fees are exorbitantly high and should align with other business licenses within the city. IE liquor stores etc.. And another thing is that the city shouldn't incur the cost of policing as that is a provincial cost as the province will be the one enforcing regulations with inspectors who are paid by the province not the city. The amount of jobs, that for instance 10 outlets would create would be in excess of 50 Penticton residents, who will add their income to the betterment of the overall tax base.
    • Marg 7 months ago
      Unfortunately I do feel the city will be faced with ‘costs’, not only in the form of added work for our law enforcers but also our doctors, nurses, care givers, hospitals and other medical professionals, and counsellors. I’m not against the high cost of licensing at least until we see how this legalization works out.
      • Kit 7 months ago
        Why would there be a need for added law enforcers and medical staff? We allow drug pushers to peddle lethal and harmful drugs in our city, yet do not increase staff to deal with that, which is the real menace. The recreational marijuana users are all around you, that won't change. I am not one, but the logic here escapes me! If anything, the legal use of cannabis will help to reduce the flow of money to the lethal drug cartels. It is wrong to discourage people who want to set up legal shops. You're only helping the illegal killers.